Son-In-Law Recalls Conversations With Osama Bin Laden05:15

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Osama bin Laden's hours in a dark Afghanistan cave the evening of the September 11 attacks were brought to light when his son-in-law testified in his own defense at his terrorism trial.

The son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, portrayed the al-Qaida leader as worried and apprehensive as he contemplated how America would react. He said bin Laden asked him hours after the attacks what he thought would happen next, and he told bin Laden the U.S. would not stop until it killed him and toppled the Taliban.

Abu Ghaith is charged with conspiring to kill Americans and provide material support to terrorists.

CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen joins Here & Now's Sacha Pfeiffer to discuss Abu Ghaith's testimony.


  • Peter Bergen, CNN national security analyst and author of "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search For Bin Laden From 9/11 To Abbotabad."

This segment aired on March 20, 2014.